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SOUTHAMPTON: The World Cup fit between South Africa and the West Indies used to be abandoned on Monday after continual heavy rain in Southampton, with both sides incomes some extent each and every.

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Earlier, West Indies paceman Sheldon Cottrell lowered Faf du Plessis's staff to 29 for 2 prior to rain stopped play.

South Africa, desperately desiring a win after defeats in their first three fits of the tournament in England and Wales, misplaced the toss and have been installed to bat underneath threatening skies.



They have been briefly in hassle, with Hashim Amla edging Cottrell to Chris Gayle at slip for simply six, sparking the bowler's trademark birthday party featuring a brief march and salute.


That brought Aiden Markram to the wicket however he had handiest made five when he tickled a Cottrell supply down the legside and wicketkeeper Shai Hope completed the catch to go away South Africa in deep trouble at 28/2 in the seventh over.


World Cup: Washout may leave South Africa hopes down the drain

World Cup: Washout may leave South Africa hopes down the drain

South Africa's hopes of a semi-final place at the Cricket World Cup seem to have been washed out at the side of their fixture in opposition to the West Indies at the Rose Bowl on Monday. (Reuters Photo)

'No result' gives South Africa first point

The 'no result' has given them a primary point of the contest from 4 fits, however they likely wanted double that as a way to compete for the knockout phase. West Indies now have three issues from three games. (Rueters Photo)

More dangerous weather this week

With more dangerous weather predicted for this week throughout England and Wales, this may not be the one game misplaced though. (Reuters Photo)

Windies have been on most sensible when rain arrives

After being sent in to bat underneath heavy skies, South Africa laboured to 29/2 from 7.three overs prior to continual rain throughout the day ensured there can be not more play. (AFP Photo)

Sheldon Cottrell grabs two fast wickets

Seamer Sheldon Cottrell (2-18 in 4 overs) removed Hashim Amla (6) and Aiden Markram (five), both edged behind the wicket, however opener Quinton de Kock (17 no longer out) seemed in good contact prior to the rain got here. (AFP Photo)

More dangerous luck for South Africa

It is more dangerous luck for the South Africans, who've endured injuries to key bowlers Dale Steyn and Lungi Ngidi, and misplaced their opening three fits to England, Bangladesh and India. (Reuters Photo)

Rain washes out second fit in World Cup 2019

Rain were predicted in Southampton, with the fit the second of the tournament to be washed out after Sri Lanka as opposed to Pakistan used to be abandoned with out a ball being bowled in Bristol. (Reuters Photo)



In the next over, delivered through Oshane Thomas, rain stopped play and the covers got here on.


The West Indies are 5th in the World Cup table with three issues after three fits, while South Africa are second from bottom after 4 games, leaving their hopes of making the semi-finals striking through a thread.

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